LG enters the sat-nav race

It’ll soon be easier to count the gadgets tech giant LG doesn’t make; it’s just added a new sat-nav chapter to its tome of tech loveliness.The LN710 d

It’ll soon be easier to count the gadgets tech giant LG doesn’t make; it’s just added a new sat-nav chapter to its tome of tech loveliness.

The LN710 doesn’t have a spec list to compare with the TomTom 910, but looks well-placed to tempt buyers who don’t expect their sat-nav to order pizza and do the washing.  

It sports a 320x240 pixel touchscreen, lets you do full postcode searches and will hunt down destinations using the ubiquitous Sirf Star III chipset. There is one fancy multimedia extra – an SD card slot, which lets you bore backseat passengers with holiday snaps.   

You’ll get the choice of four models – a 256MB model with basic UK and Ireland maps, a 512MB number which adds major western roads, a 1GB affair for extra directions around major European countries including France and, to round off, a 2GB flagship which has maps for all of western Europe. We’ll update the Essentials with a release date and price when we get them.

Essentials

LG LN700

Price: £TBA

On sale: TBA

Contact: LG

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